Pride Take Both Games Against Shorewomen, 3-1 and 11-2

Pride Take Both Games Against Shorewomen, 3-1 and 11-2

Dockrill With Three Hits In Twinbill

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Visiting Widener University took both ends of a non-conference softball doubleheader against host Washington College on Thursday afternoon at Washington College Softball Field.  The Pride won game one by a 3-1 score and captured game two, 11-2.  Widener is now 12-6 overall, while the Shorewomen are now 12-9.

In game one, the Shorewomen took a 1-0 lead when freshman Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, MD/Maryvale Prep) scored on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the second.

The Pride took the lead for good in the top of the fourth when Casey Hargadon launched a two-run home run over the left field fence with two away to put the visitors up 2-1.  Scoring on the play in front of Hargadon was Valarie Perretti.  Widener took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth when Jody Salvatore scored on a one-out double to left by Shelby Mackintosh.

In the bottom of the sixth, Washington two runners on with two out when freshman Kristin Cooper (Georgetown, DE/Sussex Central) lined a shot to left-center that was snared in the gap by Salvatore that prevented two runs from scoring.

Jackie Korang got the win in the circle for Widener in game one and improves to 7-2.  She pitched a complete game five-hitter, allowing just one run.  She walked one and struck out three.

For WC, junior pitcher Brittany Walter (Forest Hill, MD/C. Milton Wright) took the loss and drops to 2-6.  She went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out three.  Cooper tossed the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits while punching out three.  It was the first time that Cooper allowed an earned run in 20 innings, which dates back to March 15 against Centenary (NJ).  Glascock had two hits in game one, the only player to record multiple hits.

In game two, sophomore Lauren Dockrill (San Diego, CA/Cathedral Catholic) scored when sophomore Kylie Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) doubled to right-center to put WC up 1-0 in the last of the first.

Widener scored twice in the top of third inning to take the lead for good.  Kristina Kenney scored on an infield hit to shortstop by Jess Way to tie the game at 1-1 with two away.  Way was pinch ran for by Perretti and she scored from second on a Mackintosh single up the middle to put the Pride up 2-1.

The Pride scored three unearned runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-1 lead.  Jenna Frazier scored on a double down the left field line by Kenney to put the Pride up 3-1 with one out.  After a dropped pop-up prolonged the inning for Widener, Way plated both Kenney and Salvatore with a single down the left field line with two away to make it a four-run lead for the guests.

WC got one in the last of the sixth when junior Lindsey Glascock (Glenwood, MD/Glenelg) scored all the way from first on a one-out double by junior Shaelan Nottingham (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) to cut the Widener lead to 5-2.  However, the Pride blew the game open with six runs in the top of the seventh to grab an 11-2 lead and provide the final margin.  Kenney capped the scoring with a two-run homer to centerfield.

For Widener in game two, Kenney went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored and Hargadon went 3-for-4 with a run.  Way went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Korang went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Colleen Orsborn and Christine Mattis both drove in two runs each.  The Pride had 15 hits in the nightcap.  In the circle, Mattis got the win to improve to 4-2.  She went six innings, allowing just two runs and scattering six hits.  Taylor Shultz tossed the last inning, allowing two hits, but no runs.

Dockrill went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Washington in game two.  Pitching wise, senior pitcher Jill Piasecki (Galena, MD/Kent County) took the loss and falls to 5-2.  She lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving five runs, but only two of them were earned.  She surrendered seven hits.

The Shorewomen return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Muhlenberg for a 1:00 p.m. conference twinbill.